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Haiku: The First Day Of Spring…

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” Rainer Maria Rilke

Haiku: The First Day Of Spring... cherry blossoms  fill the air

Haiku: The First Day Of Spring… cherry blossoms fill the air

A shift in the winds
Cherry blossoms fill the air
The first day of spring

Today is Thursday March 20th, the first, official day of spring! The buds start to peak through; crocuses, forget-me-nots, blossoming cherry trees herald the awakening of a new day. Spring has sprung and we can set aside winter wear, listen to some Mamba and dance in the yard. Soon, we’ll see now vegetation and floral life everywhere.  Are you excited? What are your plans?

“Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” Carl Friedrich Gauss

Haiku: The First Day Of Spring... lighting equinox

Haiku: The First Day Of Spring… lighting equinox

The equinox calls
Balancing night with daylight
Our Hearts fluttering

Did you know the equinox  brings in spring; created by a balance… So take a moment to inhale the fresh air and enjoy the changing season and weather. I hope you enjoy the haiku shared. How did you celebrate the first day of spring? Happy Spring Haiku to all!
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Reflections: The Holy Longing…

“If each of us sweeps in front of our own steps, the whole world will be clean.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Reflections: The Holy Longing... Candela

Reflections: The Holy Longing… Candela

The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell a wise person or else keep silent
for those who do not understand
will mock it right away.
I praise what is truly alive
what longs to be burned to death.

In the calm waters of the love nights
where you were begotten, where you have begotten
a strange feeling creeps over you
as you watch the silent candle burning.

Now you are no longer caught
in the obsession with darkness
and a desire for higher lovemaking
sweeps you upwards. Translated by Robert Bly and David Whyte
via satyana.org

When barriers arise before you and it seems all is lost, take heart and remember the longing and a divine redemption. Walking through the fire to heal and grow again hurts but, only good can come of it. Those who bear false witness have spoken. They forget there is a higher power… A tree doesn’t stop growing because some throw garbage at it. It grows because others send love to it. It grows because it must.
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Reflections: Plant Some Good Deed Seeds…

“Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.” Douglas Horton

Reflections: Plant Some Good Deed Seeds...

Reflections: Plant Some Good Deed Seeds…

Small Stones #30
Who came up with the idea
Of random acts of kindness?
It is good for the soul…
For each kindness reverberates
like a pebble in a pond
Spreading far beyond its origins
healing other souls
Good deeds flow…

Tyler grew up in a strict home. His father was abusive and his mom did little to stop the brutal beatings he received from his dad. Over the years, he forced himself to tune out his dad’s rants and imagine himself in an imaginary world. It worked for a while but, as Tyler got older, the pain became so profound that, at 18, he attempted suicide. The physical abuse stopped but not the mental abuse. One day, Tyler decided he’d had enough. He packed what little possessions he owned, and walked out the door. He spent the next 3 years on the streets as a homeless youth.

It was a terrible, dehumanizing experience and he recalls spending many nights at a homeless shelter crying and begging God to let him die. “I’d had enough but something greater than me soon took over.” He said.  As serendipity would have it, one cold winter day,  he was loitering on 42nd Street begging for cigarettes and God knows what else,  when he bumped into an old neighbor, Mrs X.  “What you doing out on the streets Tyler? Your mama’s heartbroken!” She said, staring at his tall, dirty,  gaunt frame in horror, her mouth wide open.  Tyler opened his mouth to speak but couldn’t. He just stood there, on the street corner of 42nd and 9th  and wept.  More below!

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